26 March 2008

Where Have I Been, Anyway?

No, seriously, where have I been? I've seen the famous Star Wars Kid video, but I never saw the remixes and parodies. Guess I haven't been looking. Here's my official favorite:


I laughed so hard I cried.

Oh, and Peanut loves the Bee Gees now.

10 comments:

Benteti5 said...

Must not take much to get you laughing. All I saw was a big dude swinging a stick around. Too deep for me.

Abby said...

You didn't see footage from Star Wars featuring Obi-wan, Luke, and R2-D2, too? Their reaction to the famous "Star Wars Kid" is what's so priceless. Unless you're a fan of Star Wars and are already well familiar with the "Star Wars Kid" legacy, then no, it isn't going to be funny.

Benteti5 said...

Where have you been? I guess it's where have I been? No, sad to admit that I have seen none of the Star Wars Movies past or present.

Abby said...

Communist.

Benteti5 said...

I could never buy it. Too cheesy. Vampires I can buy into. Even werewolves, believer, but Star Warsy stuff, lame. You know you just watch it for Harrison Ford, he is in those movies, the oldies, right? You have an obsession.

Abby said...

Actually, I don't watch them for Ford. I watch them for the sheer entertainment. And surely you wouldn't have any idea if they were too cheesy, what with you never having seen any of them, past or present, right? There is a reason Star Wars was nominated for a Best Film Oscar.

Benteti5 said...

Didn't you yourself say that Oscar night is a load of whooey? What do they know, right? I've only seen clips, but the robots visited Sesame Street. Robots, I don't dig'em.

Abby said...

Stephen Colbert was on Sesame Street recently. Can't be that big a kiss of death.

Indeed, the best picture is not always selected as Best Picture. You can't possibly tell me that Annie Hall was a better film than the ground-breaking Star Wars, or that Shakespeare In Love was superior to Saving Private Ryan, or that The English Patient was a watchable movie in any form. Some people just feel the need to use the Oscars to give the actual awards to those films that push a particular message or reward a particular person rather than those more deserving in the same category. What can I say. But Star Wars deserved every whit to be nominated for that category.

As far as, "It looks cheesy and I'm not into robots so it must suck": I'm not into magic and wizards and crap. Fantasy garbage is not my bag in the least. And yet, I make no contest that the Harry Potter books are well-written and exciting books. I've never read them myself (I finally bought the first one--haven't gotten to it yet), but I don't doubt in the least that they accomplished what their authoress desired and more. Despite the fact that I don't ordinarily find joy in fantasy magic and crap, I still admit that they are likely just plain good entertainment and that I would probably enjoy them very much. As you pointed out previously, war movies are never about war, they are about people. Every movie is about people, just placed in different situations. The same goes for Star Wars. Yes, they have robots that talk, and Harry Potter has house rats that need socks or whatever the crap that storyline is. The point is, not all fantasy novels are the same, just like not all SciFi movies are the same. It's a matter of how the product is accomplished that makes the difference, and Star Wars, the ultimate myth tale, is quite the fantastic product.

Benteti5 said...

Well, I just might have to add Star Wars to my queue at blockbuster and see what the hubbub is all about.
You mean you don't buy house elves who darn stockings and flying trains and people that can turn into dogs and portraits with moving people in them? Totally believable.

Abby said...

It's not a matter of being believable or not; it's fiction and sometimes you need to suspend your disbelief for a bit to enjoy it. But fantasy isn't always my bag is my point.

And you would still find Star Wars cheesy, no doubt. For one, special effects that changed the entire industry forever are now viewed as pretty simplistic, but only because we've become spoiled by advances since then--advances that would not have happened without Star Wars. And the dialogue in the newest three sucks because Lucas couldn't write believable dialogue if his life depended on it. It's the characters that reflect millenia of human mythos and the classic allegorical struggle of good vs. evil that is what has made SW timeless. So if you're just looking for an exciting film with great SFX, you're going to be sorely underwhelmed. But a great story with legendary characters and what drives them to do what they do? That's what you'll find in the SW story.